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Poor emptying: The stomach (gastric) emptys its contents into the duodenum, and this area may be narrowed due to scarring (peptic ulcer), congenital problems. The stomach wall should be able to squeeze the contents into the duodenum, but sometimes the stomach just lies there(gastoparesis) as seen in diabetes. The result is poor emptying of the stomach contents: gastric stasis. ...Read more
If some of the steroid/anesthetic of epidurals coated the nerves that innervate the l intestine or other organs, could gastric stasis result?
Blood Pressure: Your answer with sequence of events is not clear. In case if you are having pain in the stomach area, followed by high blood pressure or left arm numbness then you have to see your pcp or cardiologist to rule out any blocks in the heart arteries. In majority of diabetic population heart pain presents are stomach pain. Any kind of pain increases blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are you asking?: What are you experiencing that suggests "mal"-digestion is present? You question will be better answered if we can hear from you: 1) your bowel habits (have these changed)?; 2) food intolerances noted; 3) unwanted weight loss/gain?; 4) co-morbidties (are you diabetic, on medications that alter digestion)?; 5) appetite/fullness; 6) bleeding; 7) symptoms that cause you to feel digestion is impaired? ...Read more
GI issues: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more
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